When we receive fire-damaged hard drives and computers in need of data recovery service, usually they aren’t in terribly bad shape. Sure, the intensity of fire burning computer components causes plastic and metal to melt, twist and deform. But sometimes internal media surfaces are left intact. This allows us to perform careful extraction and rebuilding of platters and electronic components to get data recovered from affected storage devices.
Sometimes the effects of a disaster are too much for recovery. As you can see in these photos, unfortunately wildfires in Fort McMurray, Canada incurred extreme destruction on these drives. Not all data loss situations, especially disastrous ones like this, have happy endings. But data is resilient, so when you think all is lost after a fire or severe weather damage, it never hurts to have our lab team take a look.
Category: data recovery